It has been a month filled with catastrophes all round Australia. Bush fires ravaging Tasmania. Horrendous floods in Northern Queensland. Storms hitting Sydney and Melbourne. Then after years of drought the rain came to the outback, but it didn’t bring relief, as it continued to swell the rivers and they broke their banks and flooded thousands of acres, it brought devastation, as thousands of head of cattle drowned.
But what of this area I live, South East Queensland. Well we sat in the middle of all this turmoil. No floods, no fires and hardly any rain. This is, traditionally, the wet season, but only 20mm fell in the first week to be quickly sucked out by the heat of the sun and the winds. Then it was back to regular evening watering. Thank goodness for the new spear pump installed in January. For a while, last week, I thought we would get some rain from Tropical Cyclone Oma heading our way. Then it spun away. But last night it did rain 2.5mm. Finishing the month on a high for me.
I checked back on February 2018. (see here) Back then we had a huge “weather event” with rain, wind and storms in this area. (I had forgotten about that!) also we had major plumbing problems.
We go to New Zealand tomorrow for 4 weeks and the garden is looking good. I will take you for a February walk around, and for me a farewell look.
I should put the hose away!!!
But now through the gate and round into the back garden.
I’m leaving the garden in the good hands of Thelma and Alan, our house sitters, while I am away. So for the next 4 weeks I will be having time out from blogging, and gardening, and will only have limited time to pop over and say “Good Day” to all my blogging Buddies. I will see you all in April. (Goodness where is the year going!!!)
I am now into my second year of recording the changing seasons. What a great way to keep a record of the garden. Thank you Su for hosting this challenge. There are many bloggers from all round the world joining this challenge, here is the link to see what they are all doing.